The VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contest is for students in
grades 6-8 and challenges them to reflect on American history and their own
experiences based on a patriotic theme. The first-place winner receives $5,000
and a trip to Washington, D.C. Contact your local VFW Post to participate.
State Chairman: Darren Hughes.
VOD - The VFW Voice of Democracy contest provides students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to explore democratic ideals and principles through audio essays. The first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C.
Contact your local VFW Post to participate. State Chairman: Eric Rollof
Scout of the Year - Each year the VFW honors three young people – from Boy or Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts or Venturing Crew – who have demonstrated exceptional citizenship in school, scouting and the community. The first-place winner receives $5,000. Contact your local VFW Post to participate. State Chairman: Doug Hoople Nomination forms can be obtained from the National website or by contacting the Director. Submit nomination forms (one candidate per category) to the Director by March 1, 2020